YOGA

When unconscious became conscious this is Samadhi

Patanjali describes what happens after Self-Realization September 22, 2009


Here is translation of Samadhi Pada 1-42:43 base on my Sahaja yoga experience:

1.42 (tatra shabda artha jnana vikalpah sankirna savitarka samapattih)

– tatra = there, among these, in that

– shabda = sound, word

– artha = meaning

– jnana = knowledge, idea

– vikalpah = with options

– sankirna = mixed with, commingled, interspersed

– savitarka = accompanied with gross thoughts (sa = with; vitarka = gross

thoughts)

– samapattih = engrossment, coincidence, complete absorption, transmute into

Likeness

1.42 Then our consciousness has difficulties to recognize the name, meaning and knowledge for particular object.

1.43 (smriti pari-shuddhau svarupa-shunya iva artha-matra nirbhasa nirvitarka)

– smriti = of memory

– pari-shuddhau = upon purification (pari = upon; shuddhau = purification)

– svarupa-shunya = devoid of its own nature (shunya = devoid; svarupa = its

own nature)

– iva = as it were

– artha-matra = only the object (artha = object; matra = only)

– nirbhasa = illuminative, shining brightly

– nirvitarka = without a gross thought (nir = without; vitarka = gross thought)

1.43 In this way the object purified from  name, meaning and knowledge shines in his real/vibratory/ nature.

If you can understand Bulgarian, you can read my entire translation of Samadhi Pada here:

http://forum.sahajayoga-bg.org/index.php?showtopic=7

 

“YOGA IS TO STILL THE PATTERNING OF CONSCIOUSNESS” April 15, 2008


I.2  Yogas- citta-vrtti-nirodhah

yogah = process of yoking; union

citta = consciousness

vrtti = patterning, turnings, movements

nirodhah = stilling, cessation, restriction

Yoga is to still the patterning of consciousness.

May be this is the most popular sentence from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. How many of us can really experience this state? Are we looking to achieve this state? Believe me, I had a chance to be there and it is beyond description.

I am not so satisfied from Sanskrit translation as well. Please find below some clarifications from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

“’Chit’ is the attention, the ‘Consciousness’.  You are just now conscious and listening to me.  Every minute, you are conscious.  But every moment is becoming dead into the past.  Every moment is coming from the future to the present.  But you are conscious at this moment and are listening to me”.

“I do not know what is the word for ‘Vritti’ in English language.  It is not ‘aptitude’ but a person gets ‘prone’ to, or his Attention is dragged to – I do not know if there is a word in the English language for Vritti. Vritti means a temperament by which you are drawn to.  Whatever is your temperament, it acts like that.

For example, if you see a man walking, say, blindly, he cannot see things.

One person may get angry with that person.

Another may have pity for that person.

Third man may come forward to help him out.

Is the vritti, is the temperament you have developed through your three Gunas.

That is why this Attention becomes identified with you, and when you are identified with this, your vritti, your temperament then you are still in a misidentified area.”

“But for a Sahaja Yogi the most important thing is : ‘you must save your attention’. Is called as Chitta Nirodha. Nirodha : saving of your attention. ” Where is it going, It’s such a precious thing for me. Were is it running” ?

Then how do you save your attention ? Is through concentration. Concentrate. Try to concentrate. Don’t allow your attention to wobble. Gradually you will develop concentration”.

I hope with these clarifications it will be easy for you to comprehend the message of Maharishi Patanjali.

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PATANGALI’S YOGA SUTRAS END GITA ABOUT KUNDALINI March 25, 2008


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Public Lecture (New Delhi ’83)

Question – In spite of tremendous stress on Kundalini by Your Holiness, it is hard for me to reconcile myself with the fact that there is not the slightest reference of Kundalini in the authoritative guides on yoga – I mean Patangali’s Yoga Sutras or Gita. Why?
Shri Mataji: Yes it is surprising that people will say … He says that in Yoga Sutras of Patangali it is not written about Kundalini and also about Gita it’s not written about Kundalini. Is a fact because, you see, it was a secret science. It was kept a secret science, in my first lecture only I said, till the Sixth Century.
In the Sixth Century, Adi Shankaracharya for the first time opened his mouth about it. It was a secret science with very great gurus like Janaka gave Realization to Nachiketa.And in the same way Shri Krishna did not talk about it, because you see even when Markandeya talked about it, people did not know what he was talking. They never thought him to be a sensible man.
Then later on as the people became into two compartments, one on the right, one on the left side, some started worshipping God in a devotion and in a bhakti way, the another started doing yagya havanadi things. So whatever was required for these two types of things evolved and that’s what developed. The central side of evolution was kept a secret. And even at the time of Shri Krishna it was not mentioned, not a word about this thing was mentioned because this is an internal happening, it’s antar yoga. It was not described, but Shri Krishna hinted at it, that you have to have your yoga. But how, He did not say because that was not the time. He was the one who laid the seeds. That’s why He is called as Krishna. Krishna means “krishi,” the one who has done krishi. So this one was laid, the sprouting had to come. Today it was to be told.
So I am telling you about it. Everything is not told at the same time. Same in Sahaja Yoga. We don’t tell you everything at this state. About Agnya Chakra I have told you something, but not all. Gradually when you will be so aware, I will tell you. It has to be seen how far to be said at what time. And that’s what was needed at that time was told by Krishna. So Gita is the one which only tells you that this will happen. But Gyaneshwara, who was born after the sixth century, in Gyaneshwari has written about Kundalini clearly. Because, though Gita it is not written, but he said, “this is how it is done.” Gynaeshawara has written. Though he has written, it’s not, it’s the Gita translated into a common language, he put also the knowledge of Kundalini. Because at that time, it was to be told. Before that, it was not to be told.
Shankaracharya in the sixth century did it, then Gyaneshwara did it, then Nanaka did it, then Kabira did it. All these people did it. Not only, but even Mohammed Sahib in a way has talked about it – about the Sahaja Yoga and resurrection time. They all started talking about the resurrection time much later as they started seeing people getting it. Because to talk too much about the future is dangerous.
That time Shri Krishna was placed with Arjuna when they were at the war, and that time He had to talk about the problems of hinsa, ahinsa and those ideas which we have about – wrong ideas we have. And that’s how He talked on that subject. Whatever was the subject, He talked on that and He told him how to become one with God … not how…that when you become one with God, you become a stithapragya. He gave the idea as to what will happen to you. But how it will happen He did not say. That was left to me to explain. They can’t do everything, I have to do something, isn’t it? Because if He had said how, then they would have said, “Give me Realization.” But they were not prepared for realization.
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Mother Kundalini
 

The essence of YOGA March 13, 2008


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“Through study let one practise yoga. Through yoga let one concentrate on study. By perfection in study and in yoga the Supreme Soul shines forth clearly.” (Vyasa)

 
The most famous book as far as yoga is concern is Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Patanjali set down his most famous words: “yogash chitta-vritti-nirodhah, “Yoga is the restraint of the modifications of the mind.”
For Patanjali, all these identifiable elements–thoughts, feelings, intentions, motives and desires (conscious and unconscious)–are chittavrittis, mental modifications which must be seen as hindrances to contemplative calm.
Can we say that we are in full control of our thoughts?
NO!
WHY?
Does it mean that our mind it is out of control?
The easiest way so far to control our thoughts is awakening of Kundalini.
When the Kundalini rises, these thoughts elongate. There is a space, very small, between the thoughts (vilamba), which spread out, and a state of complete silence is created. Then, we are in the present, but without thoughts, without any worry, without any anger and we stand in the present, which is the reality, and the past is no more and the future does not exist.
 
 

 
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